Physical difference is easily seen and distinguished because we see different kinds of people everyday. Some are tall, others are short. Some are young, others are old. Some are slender, others are fat. And so on. Even identical twins have differences.
Mental differences are also apparent. No two persons know exactly the same things in the same way. During our school days we noticed that different persons have different ways of answering questions in an examination and consequently have different grades. Even those with the same grades have different ways of answering their examinations.
There Are Spiritual Differences
Spiritual differences are not so apparent. We think people have spirits and these spirits come from God and will return to God. But we cannot see these spirits because they are invisible realities and therefore we do not easily perceive their differences.
But each spirit is unique. The closest way to perceiving this difference is in the way of speaking. Each person speaks differently, even if he or she has the same vernacular accent as the other, for example, even if both are New Yorkers or Filipinos living in Manila.
So also there is a unique way of getting in touch with one’s spirituality. You have a unique way of getting in touch with your spirituality. How do you do this?
Factors Determining Your Spirituality
There are three most important or most determining factors, among others of less importance, which guide your way in getting in touch with your spirituality. These are 1) your family background, 2) your religious background, and 3) your needs in life.
First, let us discuss your family background. Were you raised in a family with strict discipline? If so, your spirituality will be a disciplined kind of spirituality. You will be bound by rules and regulations in your spirituality.
On the other hand, if your family was easy going, your spirituality will also be a free flowing kind of spirituality, going where the trends would take you.
Reflect for a moment now, what kind of family you had. Your spirituality will be reflective of this spirituality. If you had a kind father, your concept of God will also be that of a kind God. The reverse will also be true. If your father was harsh towards you, your concept of God would also be that of a harsh supreme being.
Secondly, your religious background is important. Were you raised a Catholic? Your spirituality will be reflective of Catholic values, like respect for the clergy, devotion to Mary the mother of Jesus, etc. If you were raised a Muslim, your spirituality will also be reflective of this religion, an orientation to peace, reverence for the Qur’an and the prophets, etc. If you were raised a Buddhist, your spirituality will reflect the values of Buddhism, like compassion for suffering humanity, friendship with all forms of life, etc.
Thirdly, your needs in life help also determine your spirituality. If the needs you perceive are financial, your spirituality will be colored by this. You will cultivate a spirituality which will help you in your quest for financial freedom in life. If the needs you perceive are power and recognition by others, you will cultivate a spirituality which will help you gain power and recognition by others.
Get In Touch with Your Unique Spirituality
How then do you get in touch with your own kind of spirituality? By reflecting on these three factors in your life. Because each one has a different experience in these areas of his or her life, each one has a unique way of getting in touch with his or her own kind of spirituality. As you get in touch with your own kind of spirituality you will get to know yourself better as a spiritual person.
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